London, King Street-South Kensington Offsite sale
18 July 2002
A RARE WEBSTER PATENT SELF-PRIMING DETONATING LOCK FOR A SPORTING GUN
By Webster & Co. London, No. 17, circa 1823-25
Finely engraved with scrollwork and foliage, a pheasant, and a monster-head, the plate signed 'Webster & Co.', and the hammer 'Webster & Co. Patent', retaining most of its case-hardened finish and with spring-loaded striker
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D.H.L. Back, Forsyth & Co.: Patent Gunmakers, p. 207, plates 81 a, b
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